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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Play Time: The Balance Of Digital And Analog


As a parent, you often have to make difficult decisions which will affect your child for years to come. For example, a lot of parents struggle to keep a healthy diet in place for their kids. Whereas, others might find it harder to enforce homework completion. Any issues like this have resolutions, though, and they’re not too hard to deal with. To help you out, this post will be going through one of the biggest challenges a parent can face in the modern world. Should your child be playing video games and using the computer to have fun? Or, is it better for them to play with more basic toys? Let’s find out!

To start, let’s think about the more popular option for modern parents; digital entertainment. Television, social media, and video games can provide a good amount of varied entertainment to a child. Video games stimulate their brain, forcing them to complete challenges and goals. Television helps to broaden their imagination, and social media helps to keep them in touch with friends. Of course, though, some argue that too much exposure to blue light from screens can be bad for your eyes. This sort of effect is debatable, though, so it’s worth talking to a doctor if you have these sorts of concerns when you’re kids are using devices like this. 

A lot of parents argue that analog means are much better for your kids. Toys which don’t require any electronics, instead relying on the child’s imagination, are becoming more and more popular. These sorts of toys have to be bought with age and gender in mind, though. Some toys like this will have small parts which could hurt your child. And, others might not fit the theme of the play you want your child to engage in. Of course, you have loads of options to choose from, so this shouldn’t be too much of an issue. Playing with physical toys is supposedly one of the best ways to stimulate a child’s imagination, helping them to unlock their creativity. They have to use their mind to create their play, instead of relying on a computer to do it for them.

In reality, both of these methods of play can be damaging, if they’re not used in the right way. Instead of blocking out either one, relying on the other for all of their entertainment, you should be aiming to give your child a balance. You can shop online for kids toys with Bubbalove and loads of other companies. This should help you to find loads of analog options. For their digital toys, though, you might have to talk to the child. Options like Nintendo's Switch and Sony’s PS4 are very different. Giving your child the wrong one could isolate them and make it harder for them to play with friends.

Hopefully, this post will give you everything you need to make an informed choice about your kid’s play. A lot of parents fail to consider these areas when they’re choosing a play for their children. But, it’s worth making sure your child isn’t getting too much of one thing.

Conservatory Conversion: How To Create The Playroom You've Always Wanted

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we could use more space in our homes. This is especially true when you have kids. There are toys everywhere and no space left where you can just relax. You can’t even sit on the sofa for mess a lot of the time. If only you could take control of your house by relegating those toys to a playroom. But, who has the room? Space is tight as it is, and there’s no chance of moving anytime soon.

Which US State Should You Visit Next?

When you want to go traveling, one thing you usually want is variety. Even if you only have one destination in mind, you probably want to get as many different experiences in that place as you possibly can. The world is full of fascinating and unique destination spots, and choosing your next is always something of a mission. But there are certain countries which really do offer it all, and the US has to be one of them. Being as it is spread over such a huge range of space, with so many different kinds of places to visit, the US can pretty much provide it all to whoever wishes to go. But which states are likely to provide you with the best traveling experience? Let’s take a look at some of the top choices for travelers now.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Household Issues To Leave To The Experts: When Not To DIY

In a busy, family home; there will always be issues that crop up that need sorting out and fixing as soon as possible (kids wait for no mom). It’s often tempting to try and resolve a problem yourself or ask a family member to fix it, to save time and money. However, there are some areas of the house that should be left to qualified professionals, so that nobody is putting themselves at risk and no further damage is caused. Unless you’re trained in a specific area of household repair (aside from the huge list of mom duties); know when to call in an expert and avoid DIY.

A Quieter Life - Learning To Cope With Hearing Loss

Even minor chronic conditions and changes in health can require a transformation in your lifestyle. So, it’s no surprise that a lot of people who go through hearing loss, whether partial or complete, face some big changes. Thankfully, there’s a lot of information, support, and assistance on how to make the transition into a life better suited for you. Here are a few bits of wisdom shared on learning to accommodate hearing loss.